World Music

10 'All Time Low' Songs In Musician’s Careers

January 25th, 2015 2:00pm EST
Britney Spears
“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Yep, that’s the sentiment of these songs that mark the ‘all time lows’ – the bottom of artist’s career as far as the objectionable, horrific song. No, it doesn’t mean that the album wasn’t successful (though in some instances, that’s the case), but these songs could be described as detritus (fun word) aka GARBAGE! Why couldn’t these musicians have avoided such a mess? Here are 10 head shakable moments for your listening pleasure worth scrutinizing.

1) Chris Brown, “Don’t Judge Me” (Fortune, 2012)

Let’s just keep it all the way real. There were plen...
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10 Summery Songs To Help With The Worst Of Winter

January 11th, 2015 4:00pm EST
10 Summery Songs To Help With The Worst Of Winter
Winter has finally arrived in most of North America, and with it comes miserable cold, gray skies, and a lingering sense of depression that are enough to drag anyone down. Luckily, here are ten of the best "summery" songs from last year to help deal with the season.

10. "Deep End" Coucheron featuring Mayer Hawthorne

If there ever was a perfect soundtrack to swimming in a pool overlooking the L.A. skyline on a hot Summer day, this would be it. The track combines smooth R&B inspired keyboard parts with a relaxed tempo and a bridge sung by Mayer Hawthorne that is simply stunning in a manner ...
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Bob Marley's Family Brands Line Of Marijuana Products

November 19th, 2014 10:42am EST
Bob Marley's Family To Launch 'Natural' Cannabis Brand (Video)
Late reggae singer Bob Marley's family has put the Marley name on a line of cannabis products that will be available to consumers in 2015.

The family is teaming with Privateer Holdings to launch a global marijuana brand called Marley natural.

The Seattle-based company will sell marijuana as well as other products including lotions and accessories that will be infused with the essence of the plant.

In a statement, Privateer Holdings revealed its mission is "to champion Bob's voice and his insight to help people realise the positive potential of cannabis of the mind, body and spirit. Along...
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Alternative Music Spotlight - St. Lucia

June 19th, 2014 1:32pm EDT
Alternative Music Spotlight - St. Lucia
While there is certainly no shortage of 80's inspired synth pop bands out there at the moment, few are as brilliant and purely enjoyable as St. Lucia, the stage name and band of South African pop wizard Jean-Philip Grobler.

The band's masterful self-titled record is filled with tracks that pay tribute to Grobler's Afro-pop heritage, and brings to mind 80's afro influenced pop records by greats like Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, and Sting.

Every chorus is massive, and tracks such as "The Way You Remember Me" and "Closer Than This" are sublime, filled with pulsing drums, huge harmonized choru...
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You Know The Voice, Now Meet The Man; Matthew Koma

March 31st, 2014 8:40pm EDT
Matthew Koma
The distinctive vocal of Matthew Koma permeates the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) universe as effortlessly as a needle pierces through cloth. His collaborations with major hitmakers such as Zedd (with which he co-wrote the hit "Clarity" and "Find You", which can be found on the "Divergent" soundtrack), Afrojack, Hardwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic have earned him a spot as one of most influential musicians of his generation. I recently had the chance to chat with Koma in-between two of the biggest music festivals of Spring, 2014; SXSW and Ultra, and discovered...
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Brian Klemm On Suburban Legends' Enduring Awesomeness

December 22nd, 2013 2:19pm EST
Suburban Legends
Can a bunch of grown men find music success covering Disney songs? Yes, they can, if they're Suburban Legends, the awesomely fun ska group that broke out at Disneyland and has just released a half-dozen covers on their new EP, Dreams Aren't Real, But These Songs Are, Vol. 1. BFTV spoke Thursday with Legends guitarist Brian Klemm about the new record and how the band's been going strong since the late 1990's.

How did Disney enter the Legends equation to begin with? "When we first started playing Disney, we didn't have that many songs in general, so we started doing little covers and people ...
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Stars 'Save The Music' On The Jersey Waterfront

November 14th, 2013 11:25pm EST
Mr Vegas on stage
NEW JERSEY, November 14, 2013 – Rich Valdes, a VH1 Save The Music Foundation Young Benefactors Committee member and P-Diddy’s CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka™ teamed up to raise funds and awareness for the foundation with a star-studded “#BLUcarpet” benefit last Thursday night at Son Cubano’s waterfront restaurant on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. Event co-sponsors included Celebrity Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ramtin Kassir, and All in One Transportation.

The event guest list included Pitbull’s recording artist and Latin Grammy-nominee Sensato of Mr. 305 Inc., VH1’s “Love & Hip Hip’ and “Chri...
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Who In The World Is Khaled Dajani?

November 8th, 2013 2:16pm EST
Khaled Dajani
"Be prepared for something very musical and something very intense," is Khaled Dajani's advice to listeners who discover Luci, the new album in which he brings world music to a mainstream audience. It's a major undertaking, not only in uniting the diversity and rich musical history of their Palestinian, Brazilian, Colombian and Mexican backgrounds, but also in how deep Khaled dug within himself to make it happen.

"This is probably the most honest album I've ever written," he explained. "The writing process was, it's the first time I've ever written music this way. I really had to sit down ...
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20 Best Songs Of 2013 (So Far)

August 19th, 2013 9:15pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Here is a list of the 20 Best Songs of 2013 (So Far). We would like to say they are in chronological order but lets be honest; we'd be lying if we said that. This is a list of extremely mind blowing music that will surely get you in the mood for an epic box-social!;).

20) Dirty Laundry -Kelly Rowland
Co-written and produced by The Dream, this track is getting some serious reviews. Kelly speaks on the music business and the craziness that goes along with being in the industry.

19) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ryan Dalton - Cant Hold Us
Making its way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 li...
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Sergio George Brings Salsa Music To The Mainstream With 'Salsa Giants'

June 27th, 2013 4:22pm EDT
Sergio George
Imagine putting together a dream team of the best in your field. That's what Latin Grammy winner Sergio George did when he assembled the Salsa Giants - a group of legends in salsa music, including Marc Anthony, Oscar De Leon and Nora - for a one-of-a-kind tour, CD and DVD. BFTV recently had the chance to sit down with Sergio and ask him about the creation of and purpose behind this Latin supergroup.

"I would say to get people on the phone, it took about a week. Some had shows, some were in the middle of a tour that had to move some dates around," Sergio explained. But the assembled artists...
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